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  Ruben Carter
Ruben Carter

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Indianapolis, Indiana

High School:
Lawrence North

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 177

Position:
CB

Experience:
4V

At Stanford: The team's most experienced corner, Ruben has started 24 games over the past three years, including 14 of the last 17 ... He finished the '99 season as the team's starter and held that position throughout the 2000 campaign ... Has seven career interceptions and 117 total tackles ... Possesses excellent cover skills and quickness ... Earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 honors following the 1999 season ... A fifth-year senior, Ruben is expected to hold down a starting position at cornerback and be one of the team leaders in 2001.

Coaches' Comments: "I think Ruben is as hungry entering the season as ever before. This is the last year for him to prove what he can do and I think he's committed to playing his very best and continuing to improve and become more consistent. He has excellent speed and quickness and is a tough player. He's not afraid to make a hit. He comes to play everyday - a very competitive player" - secondary coach Denny Schuler.

The 2000 Season:Started nine games at one cornerback position before an injury forced him to miss the final two games of the season ... Finished the year with 39 total tackles, 31 of which were unassisted, eight pass break-ups, one interception and one tackle-for-loss ... Had a season-high nine tackles vs. Arizona ... Also had eight tackles in the season opener vs. Washington State ... Recorded his only interception of the season at USC in game #7 ... Had three pass break-ups vs. Texas and two each vs. USC and UCLA.

The 1999 Season: Starting cornerback earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 honors ... Took over the starting job at left corner in week #7 at USC, and held down the slot for the second half of the season ... Led the team and was sixth in the conference in passes defended with 14 (12 pass break-ups, two interceptions) ... He had 40 total tackles in nine regular season games, including 25 unassisted ... He went 67-yards for a score on an interception return vs. Washington State, the sixth longest interception return for a touchdown in school history ... His other interception came against USC ... Recorded season-high nine tackles vs. Washington State ... Had seven tackles, all unassisted, at USC.

The 1998 Season: Started eight games at cornerback, including the first three and the final five ... Finished the year with 38 tackles, four pass break-ups and four interceptions ... He was second on the team in interceptions to Tim Smith ... Recorded two interceptions vs. Washington State and one each vs. Arizona State and USC ... Had season-high eight tackles in The Big Game vs. Cal. The 1997 Season: Redshirted the '97 season as a reserve cornerback.

In High School: Named to SuperPrep's All-Midwest Region team ... Started at wide receiver and defensive back for Lawrence North HS in Indianapolis ... Had 95 tackles, including 55 unassisted, and three interceptions on defense ... Offensively, he had 11 receptions for 353 yards and five TDs ... Also returned kickoffs and punts ... Ruben was named First-Team All-State and First-Team All-County as a defensive back a year ago ... He was also named First-Team All-County as a junior ... He recorded 125 unassisted tackles, 95 assisted tackles and nine interceptions in his career ... Competed on the track team in the 100m, 200m, 400m and the relays ... Placed fourth in the state in the 400m as a junior ... An All-State Scholar-Athlete.

Personal Information: Political science major.

Ruben Carter's Career Statistics

Year

UT

AT

TT

Sack/Yds

TFL/Yds

Int

1998

33

5

38

0/0

0/0

4

1999

25

15

40

0/0

0/0

2

2000

31

8

39

0/0

1/1

1

Totals

89

28

117

0/0

1/1

7


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